Sunday, May 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Summer of the Oak Moon - Laura Templeton + Review + Giveaway!!


Title: Summer of the Oak Moon
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Laura Templeton

Rejected by the exclusive women’s college she has her heart set on, Tess Seibert dreads the hot, aimless summer ahead. But when a chance encounter with a snake introduces her to Jacob Lane, a black college student home on his summer break, a relationship blooms that challenges the prejudices of her small, north Florida town.
When Jacob confesses that Tess’s uncle is trying to steal his family’s land, Tess comes face to face with the hatred that simmers just below the surface of the bay and marshes she’s loved since birth. With the help of her mentor Lulu, an herbal healer, Tess pieces together clues to the mysterious disappearance of Jacob’s father twenty-two years earlier and uncovers family secrets that shatter her connection to the land she loves.
Tess and Jacob’s bond puts them both in peril, and discontent eventually erupts into violence. Tess is forced to make a decision. Can she right old wrongs and salvage their love? Or will prejudice and hatred kill any chance she and Jacob might have had?



Growing up in the South, I really understood this book on a personal level. I remember being in high school and hearing people in town whispering about the white girl who had a black boyfriend. I immediately recognized those stares and the awkward feeling of knowing people were talking about that couple as soon as Tessa and Jacob became a couple. Laura Templeton captures this perfectly. 

Tessa and Jacob go through so much in this story that you really start to wonder whether they will be able to survive or not. And this book is so emotionally charged that you cheer for them through the entire book! I could not put this book down because I had to know how things were going to end between Tessa and Jacob. The emotional roller coaster ride to the end was so worth it! 

This is an amazing story that makes you question whether love is really all you need and if true love can really endure all things. You will not be disappointed by this book!

Laura Templeton lives near Athens, Georgia, with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, learning to figure skate, and taking long walks on the quiet country roads near her home. Something Yellow is her debut novel, and her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications.

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